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Documentary in a Culture of Clearance: A Study of Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Copyright and Fair Use Among Norwegian Documentary Makers

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dc.contributor.author Larsen, Leif Ove
dc.contributor.author Nærland, Torgeir Uberg
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-10T10:25:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-10T10:25:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Popular Communication 8(1): 46-60 en
dc.identifier.issn 1540-5702
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15405700903502379
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/4138
dc.description.abstract Copyright law is a mechanism for regulation of production and dissemination of cultural products. In documentary storytelling reuse of copyrighted material such as footage and music is of great importance. This requires filmmakers to get permission from right holders,obtain a license or invoke fair use under copyright law. As most documentarians must handle copyright issues in production, copyright law is influencing the practice of documentary filmmaking in various ways. This article presents a study of Norwegian filmmaker’s experiences with and attitudes towards copyright. A key finding is a widespread uncertainty on copyright issues in general and in terms of invoking exception from copyright, such as fair use, in particular. It also discusses the wider implications of the current copyright regime on fundamental democratic ideals of cultural creativity and free speech. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject Documentary film en
dc.subject Copyright en
dc.subject Fair use en
dc.subject Media production en
dc.title Documentary in a Culture of Clearance: A Study of Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Copyright and Fair Use Among Norwegian Documentary Makers en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Medievitenskap og journalistikk: 310 no
dc.type.version Submitted version en


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